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last year too late for his corrections of the ' ' Gleanings, ' ' published 
in January, 1909, to be used. The most essential were as fol- 

Robert Parker. The probate act styles him of " Bosham, 
Sussex." He gives to his "kind daughter Anne Parker £60 
sterling." Sir Henry Hyde is "of London," in the probate 
act. His executors are his beloved brothers, Dr. Thomas and 
Dr. James Hyde. 


From its Formation in 1776 to the End of the 
Eighteenth Century, et seg. 

From C. B. Bryant, Martinsville, Va. 


The following is a copy of the "General Order" issued by 
Col. Abram Penn, then commanding the Militia of Henry 
county, preparatory for the battle of Guilford C. H. , which has 
been carefully treasured by his family, and is now in the posses- 
sion of his great-grandson Mr. John T. Penn of Martinsville, Va. 

Henry County, Va. : 

You are forthwith required to march the militia under your 
command from this county to Hilsborough, North Carolina, or 
to any post where General Stevens may be with the men under 
his command, observing to avoid a surprise by the enemy, by 


the best route to be found. Given under my hand this nth 
day of March, 1781. 

Abram Penn, Col. H. C- 

General Order 


Major George Waller. 

A list of militia ordered from Henry County to the assistance 
of General Greene: 
1st Captain, 

Jonathan Hamby, 
1st Lieutenant, 

Edward Tatum, 
2nd Lieutenant, 
Isaac Cloud, 
Robt. Watson, 1st Sgt. 
Geo. Beltcher, 2nd Sgt. 
2nd Captain, 

David Lanier, 
Josiah Shaw, Lieut. 
James Praythey, Ensign, 
3rd Captain, 

George Hairston, 
Joshua Rentfro, Lieut. 
Jesse Corn, Ensign, 
John Smith, Sgt. 

Hamon Critz's Co. 
Charles Dodson, Patrick Ewell, Thomas Lockhart, William 
Dodson, Doverix Gilliam, Patterson Childers, S. William Coing, 
William Smith, S. Daniel Swilwant. 

John Cunningham's Co. 
Joseph Cunningham, Thomas Hollinsworth, Nathan Veal, 
Josiah Turner, Munford Perryman, Samuel Packwood, William 
Turner, Daniel Smith, Reubin Webster. 

James Cowdin's Co. 
John Robertson, Stephen Hurd, Jesse Hall, Dudley Mileham, 


William Hodges, Thomas Watson, William Cheek, Joseph 
Channel, Charles Summerdale, John Arthur, Jordan Mileham. 

S. Tarrant's Co. 

John Carroll, Phillip Brashears, Humphrey Scroggins, Thomas 
Scroggins, Richard Gilley, Francis Gilley, John Wilson, Sr., 
John Wilson, Jr., William Moore, Archie Murphy, John Farris, 
Thomas Edwards, John Gray, John Rea, John Davis, William 
Cox, Jacob Stallings. 

Thomas Smith's Co. 

William Stewart, John Hurd, James Strange, Henry Smith, 
Francis Tillston, Jesse Burnett, Thomas Hurd, George Stewart, 
David Atkins, Jonathan Pratt, George Bowles, Henry Law. 

Peter Hairston's Co. 

Joseph Perregoy, Joseph Pearson, William Bowling, Jarrat 
Martin, John Aragin, Nathan Jones, William Brown, John 
Nance, Joseph Bowling. 

James Tarrant's Co. 

Joseph Gravely, Robert Tate, James Bryant, son of Warren, 
Henry Warren, John Burch, Charles Dickerson, Edward Smith, 
John Doyal, Samuel Wane, William Elkins, James Cox. 

Thomas Henderson's Co. 

Richard Reynolds, Samuel Hoof, Micheal Barker, Alexander 
Jones, Thomas Small, James Crawley, Joseph Hurt, William 
Branham, John Branham, Barnabas Branham, John Edwards, 
John Gibson, Joel Harbour, George Folly, Moses Arms, William 

Elephaz Shelton's Co. 

Francis Barrat, John Barrat, Matthew Sims, Jacob Adams, 
William McGhee, Thomas Harrisby, Jacob Arnols, Thomas 
Hudson, Shadrack Barrett, Hezekiah Harris, John Carroll. 

Jonathan Hanby's Co. 

Dudley Stephens, Ben Hensley, John Bowman, Joshua Ste- 
phens, John Cartwell, John Howell, Nelson Donothan, John 
Chandler, Henry Hensley, Hickman Hensley. 


James Poteste's Co. 

Peter Bays, Ninon Prator, Ben Hubbard, John Ratford, John 
Sneed, Joseph Street, Stephen Watkins, Thomas Tinson, George 
Nevil, Peter Tittle, Charles Hibbert, Joseph Perregoy, Richard 
Potson, William Eliot, John Mullins, Ambrose Mullins, Joseph 
Waldin, Acquilla Black. 

Brice Martin's Co. 

John Rea, John Cox, Nathaniel Tate, James Barker, Archi- 
bald Hatcher, Thomas Jones, Abraham Moore, James Billings, 
John Prytle, Joseph Piper, Peleg Rogers, John Pursell, Micheal 
Rowland, Henry Tate, Peter Mitchell. 

John Rentfro's Co. 

Robert English, John Kelley, Thomas Welch, Thomas Harris, 
Thomas Bell, Ebenezer Pryatt, Abraham Jones, William Dunn, 
Isaac Jones, James Crier, John Miles, Samuel Fox. 

Owen Ruble's Co. 

Robert Grimmet, Philip Massey, John Atkins, David Atkins, 
Richard Copeland, William Mullins, John Stanley, William 
Bohanan, Joseph Davis, John Brammer. 

Swinfield Hill's Co. 

Solomon Davis, George Fargason, Ambrose Warren, William 
Stewart, Anderson McGuire, John Holloday, Doziar Grimmet, 
Josiah Woods, Jeremiah Holloday, William Dellingham, William 
Thompson, William Bartee, David Peake, Obediah Graves, John 
Graham, John Woods. 

Lanier's Co. 

William Hays, Noble Johnson, John Alexander, Fisher Allen, 
Alexander Joyce, David Mays, John Richardson, Sadwick Kiz- 
iah, John East, Charles Denhan, Joseph Anglin, Howell Ivey, 
John Bowling, James Pratley, Ham McCain, Hans Hambleton. 

George Hairston's Co. 

Richard Parsley, Joseph Blackley, Samuel Jamerson, Arristi- 
phus Baughn, John Kitchen, John Jamerson, John Rivers, John 


Crouch, John Jones, Lewis Bradberry, Thomas Finch, Jesse 
Elkins, James Davis. 

James Dillard's Co. 

William Fee, Jesse Witt, James Roberts, John Atkins, John 
Taylor, William Roberts, Augustin Sims, Bartlett Reynolds, 
Morris Humphreys, Joseph Sewell, Josiah Smith, John Depriest, 
Thomas Hambleton. 

Tully Choice's Co. 

Samuel Luttrell, Moses Brooke, Jowel Estes, William Ben- 
nett, Isaac Shilmore, William Long, Elisha Estes, John Wilkes, 
James Prunty, David Pruit, Noah Atkins, Daniel Richardson, 
Nathan Davis, Nathan Ryan. 

Thomas Haile's Co. 

Jesse Cook, Jesse Coats, Joseph Haile, Peter Anderson, Joseph 

John Fontain's Co. 

James Rea, Thomas Doolings, George Pool. John Willinghan,, 
Thomas Leak, Thomas Parsley, Samuel Weaver, Stephen King,. 
Alexander Barnes, Henry Mannings, Abram Payne, William 
Graves, Joseph Rice, William Bledsoe. 

(to be continued.)